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May 15, 2022 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 278 we are joined by our friend Lottie to break down the Australian federal election, going from major parties to minors to micro-parties to Independents. Lottie will be voting as follows: Lower House Top 4 will be between: Leah Horsfall - Animal Justice Party, Emma Black – Vic Socialists, Sue Bolton – Socialist Alliance and Sarah Jefford – Greens. 5. Peter Khalil (Labor) 6. Tom Wright (Liberals) 7. Sam Sergi (Australian Federation) 8. Irene Zivkovic (United Australia) 9. Jill...
Topics: Australian election, politics, voting, Lottie
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Feb 20, 2022 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Episode 277 features Sarah, a Māori wahine living on Dharawal Country, and Criminology researcher, on Indigenous critiques of the movie Don’t Look Up (Netflix) and why Indigenous knowledge is so important in creating effective responses to climate change and environmental problems generally. This episode is also available in video form on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-FN2lllgEg&t=4s This discussion builds on our last episode, which covered Don’t Look Up and also the...
Topics: Indigenous, environmental movement, climate change, Don't Look Up, Sarah
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Jan 25, 2022 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 276 Nick is joined by Adam Cardilini to discuss the movie Don’t Look Up (Netflix) and compare individual actions for the climate commonly promoted in the environmental movement with scientific research on the most effective actions. We do this by discussing the actions promoted on the website https://www.count-us-in.org/en-gb/project/ and the following scientific article: Wynes, S. and Nicholas, K. A. 2017. The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss...
Topics: Don't Look Up, climate change, climate action, individual actions, Adam Cardilini
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Jan 18, 2022 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 275 we discuss the movie Don't Look Up (Netflix), putting our energy back into climate action after the movement has lost momentum during the pandemic and avoiding burnout when coping with the reality of the climate crisis. This show is a 3CR Summer Special – we encourage everyone to listen to and support 3CR Community Radio! https://www.3cr.org.au/summerspecials2021-2022 Links: Graham Readfearn, ‘Australia ranked last of 60 countries for policy response to climate crisis’ on...
Topics: Don't Look Up, climate change, activist burnout, pop culture, movie review
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Dec 31, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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  On episode 274 we reflect on 10 years of our podcast.   A slight rebrand of our podcast.   How our politics have changed over the last 10 years.   Progress for social movements since we started the podcast.   The movie Don't Look Up (Netflix) and responding to climate change.   The artists we’ve played the most on the show.   Thanks to everyone for listening for any part of the last 10 years! If you’d like a FREE Progressive Podcast Australia patch and/or badge, email us at...
Topics: Don't Look Up, climate change, social movements, victories
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Oct 25, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 273 we weigh into the debate on cancel culture, including discussing the links adrienne maree brown makes between cancel culture and prisons, with the common factor being disposable people. You can hear adrienne maree brown discuss this on Politically Re-Active podcast: https://www.audacy.com/podcasts/politically-re-active-with-w-kamau-bell-hari-kondabolu-45186/adrienne-maree-brown-f-the-filibuster-356703347 We get put “in the bin” for promoting friendlyjordies documentary Blood...
Topics: cancel culture, adrienne maree brown, friendlyjordies, Bo Burnham
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Oct 5, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Episode 272 features advice from comedian Myq Kaplan on finding time for ice cream (things you want to do) among the broccoli (things you have to do). He discusses how he makes time for the things that are important to him, including creativity, activism and much more! This discussion is also available in video form on Youtube: https://youtu.be/rSYaJTSy7Ec To look into Myq’s comedy including stand-up albums, podcasts and much more, check out his website: https://myqkaplan.com/ Recommendations...
Topics: Myq Kaplan, creativity, writing, emails
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Sep 24, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 271 we discuss Melbourne exploding with COVID, ongoing lockdowns, protests from construction workers and earthquakes! For more on these protests and concerns about police brutality, check out this article by Josh Taylor on The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/23/arrest-footage-and-teargas-raise-concerns-about-victoria-polices-use-of-force-to-quell-protests For more on how “living with Covid” will impact health workers, check out this article by Karen...
Topics: lockdown, protests, Melbourne, Victoria
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Sep 7, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 270 Nick is joined by Lottie to discuss political and social issues around lockdowns, as well as some media recommendations. Lockdowns and vaccinations, civil liberties, health and business. Social aspects of lockdowns including single bubbles, intimate partners and dating. Nick and Katie’s list of things we can still enjoy despite lockdown: https://www.facebook.com/progpodcast/posts/4716774185004881 Lottie’s recommendations: TV shows: Miracle Workers (Stan), Lupin (Netflix)....
Topics: Coronavirus, health, Left, Lottie, vaccinations, single bubbles, lockdowns, dating
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Sep 6, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We discuss Toby Greene's suspension, accusations that Geelong are an arrogant team and the Lions game.
Topics: AFL, Toby Greene, Geelong Cats, Brisbane Lions
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Jul 17, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 269 we discuss the Biloela family, who came to Australia from Sri Lanka due to the persecution of the Tamil people. We also discuss refugee law, as well as the state of the refugee issue and refugee rights activism in Australia. We finish the episode by promoting the upcoming Rally for Refugee Rights: Permanent Visas not Discrimination. This rally is on the 25 th of July around Australia. Here are the details for the Melbourne event, for those outside of Melbourne look online to find...
Topics: Biloela family, refugees, refugee rights, Australian politics, activism
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Jun 28, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 268 we look into state overreach in the arrest of the producer for Youtuber Friendlyjordies by the police’s fixated persons unit. For more on this issue, check out this video from Friendlyjordies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXtq4a8829g&ab_channel=friendlyjordies We also discuss language that we associate with the Right of politics, like cuck and simp, being used by some on the Left (or at least not on the right), drawing on the example of former Labor leader Bill Shorten...
Topics: language, the Left, free speech, Friendlyjordies, Bill Shorten
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Jun 18, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 267 Nick is joined by Nic from Pynk Spots for a DEEP dive into Bo Burnham's musical comedy and what “content creators” (which is just about everyone in the age of social media!) can learn from his work. We mainly discuss his latest Netflix special Inside but also touch on his previous specials Make Happy and What? Both of these are also available on Netflix. There is also an audio album of the songs from the Inside special that you can check out on all of the usual streaming...
Topics: Bo Burnham, Bo Burnham's Inside, Nic, art, comedy, social media, content creation
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Jun 5, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 266 Nick is joined by Nic from Pynk Spots to discuss what capitalism is and why we are anti-capitalists, as well as subtle ways we try to disrupt capitalist logic in our everyday lives. The discussion features analysis of capitalism and pop culture, as well as challenging the capitalist idea we have to constantly be productive, including on social media. This episode is a continuation of the discussion featured on our last episode Disrupting An Ableist, Capitalist Mindset Within...
Topics: capitalism, anti-capitalism, anarchism, pop culture, social media, teaching, anarchism, Nic
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May 29, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 265 Nick is joined by Nic from Pynk Spots to discuss the importance of including a wide range of ways to make change within social movements, to reduce burnout and challenge ableism.   This discussion is also available in video form on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O04433QEoJI   Make sure you subscribe to Pynk Spots on Youtube and your favourite podcast app! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFh3fDI2O4pYIurpRhnRzQA   Please donate to the Solidarity Not Silence Campaign,...
Topics: activist burnout, activism, activist tactics, anti-capitalism, ableism, mental health,...
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May 19, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 264 we look beyond individual ethics to explore the role of various positions in society and how these different positions shape the worldview of those who hold them. The role of landlords, or as they are now known in Victoria, rental providers. The roles of the police, military and the employing class. Our trip to Queensland and Trump supporters, cancel culture, Monopoly and the catchphrase for the pandemic. Clips: Ariana Grande ‘Positions’, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged...
Topics: landlords, police, military, employing class, Defund The Police, housing, working class
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Apr 8, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Episode 263 features politics professor Jason Brownlee on his article ‘Shadow Wars and Corporate Welfare’, which is on what to expect from Biden’s foreign policy. You can read this article here: https://catalyst-journal.com/vol4/no4/shadow-wars-and-corporate-welfare   The Capitol Hill riots and is the ‘fascist’ label appropriate for Trump?   Trump’s foreign policy record.   What can individuals do to oppose US militarism and imperialism?   Also check out Nick’s article...
Topics: Jason Brownlee, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, US imperialism, militarism, class
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Feb 22, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 262 we discuss the phenomenon of people re-evaluating their work, where they live and their lives generally during the pandemic.  We also cover the way that class and gender has impacted people’s experiences of the pandemic and lockdowns.  Check out Nick’s article Do You Identify Or Are You Identified? https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2021/01/29/idpols2/  We finish the show with some recommendations.  Book recommendation: ‘Thirsty: Confessions of a Fame Whore’ by...
Topics: lockdowns, gender, class, Coronavirus, COVID19, Joel Creasey, Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig
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Jan 27, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On episode 261 we discuss violence and the state, as well as bringing you some speeches from the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne – Kulin Nations. One thing we didn’t do was define the state but what we are talking about there is not just the government but also the police, prison system, court system etc. We discuss the broader definition of violence in the context of family violence and whether or not it can be applied to the state generally and prisons specifically. The speeches we play...
Topics: the state, violence, Invasion Day, Lidia Thorpe, Gary Foley
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Jan 4, 2021 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We discuss the constant tension in activism and life generally of feeling like you’re not doing enough versus way too much. Advice on getting on top of your email inbox. Playing the metaphorical keyboard. Nonsensical analogies about call out culture. Check out Nick’s article on identity politics: https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/idpols/ For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: activist burnout, self-care, mental health, burnout, activism
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Nick is joined by Lottie to discuss Melbourne’s lockdown – what it was like, implications for work and life generally going forward, and our evaluation of how the Andrews government has handled the pandemic. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/12/04/259/
Topics: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Lottie, Daniel Andrews, Melbourne, Victoria, neoliberalism, health
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Nov 10, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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During the election campaign, Trump argued that Republicans have become the party of the American worker. Nick is joined by Nic (previously of Bitchy Shitshow and Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack, now doing the new show Pynk Spots) to discuss this claim and break down the US election result and a lack of focus on class and economic inequality from the Democrats. Check out this article from Jason Brownlee giving a Leftist analysis of the election results:...
Topics: Donald Trump, politics, US election, Joe Biden, Democrats, Republicans, Nic, class, identity...
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Oct 30, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Nick is joined by Lottie who gives some feedback on our last episode, critiquing Noam Chomsky’s take on the US election, as well as accusations of privilege in discussions on voting. We also discuss voter suppression and healthcare. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/10/30/257/
Topics: Noam Chomsky, Lottie, Christopher Sebastian, privilege, healthcare, US election, US politics, Jason...
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Oct 16, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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This show features politics professor Jason Brownlee on the upcoming US election. The discussion covers voter suppression, voting Democrat versus third party, identity politics and much more! For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/10/16/256/
Topics: US election, US politics, Jason Brownlee, politics, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, neoliberalism
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Sep 12, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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This show features criminologist and Tharawal and Yorta Yorta woman Robyn Oxley on prison abolition and the link between prisons and colonisation. You can also watch this discussion in video form: https://youtu.be/i5Dc9XfteoI We didn’t mention the opening song but it was Welcome to Prison by OneFour. The closing song was Frankland Prison Blues by Onsind. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: prison abolition, prisons, Robyn Oxley, colonisation, Aboriginal deaths in custody, police racism
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Sep 7, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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The extension of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. The role of privatisation in the COVID-19 outbreak in aged care. The TV series Shaun Micallef’s On the Sauce. Audio recommendations. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/09/07/254/
Topics: COVID-19, Coronavirus, privatisation, public health, neoliberalism, capitalism, alcohol, anarchism
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Aug 25, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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This show features philosopher Paul-Mikhail Catapang Podosky on the free speech and cancel culture debate. It covers the (in)famous ‘A Letter on Justice and Open Debate’ published in Harper’s Magazine and the lesser known ‘A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate’. We also cover some common misunderstandings of free speech (supporting free speech doesn’t mean actively platforming the most harmful speech above all others!), the way in which discrimination can be subtly...
Topics: free speech, cancel culture, Paul-Mikhail Catapang Podosky, call out culture, call in culture,...
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Aug 18, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On this episode we analyse the shows Farmer Wants a Wife and Killing Eve from an animal rights perspective. We also discuss a bunch of other random shit including: COVID aliens and intergalactic students, our latest finds from the street, The Matrix as a trans allegory, leaves are problymatic, The Chaser article “I am being silenced!” claims most published woman alive (about JK Rowling) and the movie Something Like Summer. Book recommendation: Too Much and Never Enough – How My Family...
Topics: pop culture, animal rights, Farmer Wants a Wife, Killing Eve
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Aug 14, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On this show we are very excited to be joined by Nichole and Callie from a fav podcast of ours, Bitchy Shitshow! We discuss identity politics including the origin of the term, Bernie Sanders and his changing views on identity politics, and even an IDpols-themed joke! Make sure you check out Bitchy Shitshow podcast on your favourite app and connect with them on social media etc: https://bitchyshitshow.com/ Also subscribe to their Youtube channel!...
Topics: identity politics, Bernie Sanders, politics, Bitchy Shitshow, class
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Aug 8, 2020 Nick Pendergrast
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PowerPoint for talk here:  https://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/who-is-to-blame-for-harm-to-animals-by-nick-pendergrast/NickPendergrast/who-is-to-blame-for-harm-to-animals-by-nick-pendergrast Recorded at the Worldly Togetherness? Showcasing sociological contributions to understanding multispecies entanglements conference, 8 August 2020. Organised by The International Association of Vegan Sociologists. Who is to blame for harm to animals? By Nick Pendergrast This presentation will cover...
Topics: Sociology, structure, agency, veganism, environmental veganism, activism
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Jul 13, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Living in the North. The punitive shut down of public housing apartment blocks across Melbourne. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and themes of class, gender and body image. The Love Your Body and Body Positivity movements. Book recommendation: Dead Men Tell No Tales by Dylan Howard, James Robertson, and Melissa Cronin. Nick’s top 10 political albums. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, pop culture, feminism, class, gender, body image, Love Your Body, body...
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Jun 29, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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This show features speeches from the Melbourne Blak Lives Matter rally – the recording is thanks to 3CR Community Radio: https://www.3cr.org.au/news/blak-lives-matter-rally-coverage We also discuss some data on how much the Black Lives Matter movement has changed public opinion in the US, drawing on the article ‘How Public Opinion Has Moved on Black Lives Matter’ By Nate Cohn and Kevin Quealy: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/10/upshot/black-lives-matter-attitudes.html For more...
Topics: Black Lives Matter, protest, social movements, police racism
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Jun 5, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Nick is joined by animal rights activist and sociologist Roger Yates. The utopian animal rights mockumentary Carnage. The Game Changers documentary, on athletes eating a plant-based diet. Animal rights versus animal welfare. Language and social justice. Sociology versus psychology. Black Lives Matter protests and the radical flank effect. You can hear Nick and Roger’s discussion on Freedom of Species here:...
Topics: animal rights, pop culture, Roger Yates, Carnage, The Game Changers, language, sociology, police...
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May 31, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Katie is joined by Sarah McGrath from Women for Women France and they discuss increased rates of family violence during the coronavirus lockdown and the different responses to the issue in France compared to Australia. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/05/31/247/
Topics: Sarah McGrath, coronavirus, family violence, France, Australia
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May 11, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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With coronavirus restrictions easing across Australia, we argue that the aim should not be to return to normal, but rather to create a different society that addresses the inequalities and hardships that existed well before the pandemic. We also discuss US politics and make a similar case against going back to normal post-Trump, highlighting the need to tackle ongoing problems with health care, the environment and class inequality. For more information on this episode and for links to all of...
Topics: coronavirus, inequality, Donald Trump, welfare, economy
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Apr 27, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We are joined by one of our favourite comedians Myq Kaplan, who discusses comedy in quarantine, yelling jokes out of the window to strangers, time travel, the politics of comedy and his new album A.K.A. We encourage everyone to buy/pre-order this album at: https://www.blondemedicine.com/aka For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/04/27/245/
Topics: Myq Kaplan, comedy, coronavirus, time travel
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Apr 13, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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A coroner investigating the death in custody of Aboriginal woman Tanya Day has referred the case to the department of public prosecutions to determine whether criminal negligence has occurred. On this show we play a speech by Tanya Day’s daughter Apryl Day on the racism responsible for her mother’s death and the problems with police policing police. This speech was recorded at the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne, you can hear other speeches from this rally here:...
Topics: Tanya Day, Apryl Day, Aboriginal deaths in custody, police, racism, implicit bias, Invasion Day,...
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Mar 14, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On this show Nick is joined by his cousin Emil Raji who is currently in Jakarta and we discuss the Corona virus and the substantial impacts that it will have, particularly on the casualised workforce and small business owners. We really encourage people to check out the following article on the importance of social distancing and isolating yourself to prevent the spread of the corona virus. The more people do this and the sooner, the more controllable the virus will be:...
Topics: Coronavirus, public health, casualisation, Emil Raji, capitalism, economy, health, work,...
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Mar 8, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We speak out against the constant accusations of hypocrisy made against anyone advocating for the environment. For more on this, you can read Nick’s article on this topic: https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/dont-shoot-the-messenger-environmentalism-and-hypocrisy,13292 We finish the show by discussing the documentary The Game Changers on Netflix, which looks into plant-based athletes. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and...
Topics: climate change, environmentalism, hypocrisy, The Game Changers, plant-based diets, health,...
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Feb 24, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We analyse the representations of gender in the TV shows Riverdale, The Morning Show, Big Little Lies and You, as well as the movie Bombshell. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/02/24/241/
Topics: pop culture, feminism, Riverdale, The Morning Show, Big Little Lies, You, Bombshell, gendered...
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Feb 23, 2020 Climate Justice Alliance Melbourne
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Information about the event, from the Facebook event page : Join the Climate Crisis National Day of Action event in Melbourne! Sat Feb 22, 2pm State Library, corner Swanston St & La Trobe St, Melbourne CBD 2019 was the year the climate crisis became impossible to ignore for millions. Now savage fires are devastating peoples’ lives, water shortages are pushing many towns to crisis point, millions have endured weeks or months of hazardous air quality, and over a billion native animals have...
Topics: climate change, climate crisis, climate justice, just transitions
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Feb 17, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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This is a whole show about/dedicated to our dog Charlie. We discuss Charlie and other companion animals we have shared our homes with as a starting point to investigate our relationships with companion animals and animals generally. This show is replayed from Freedom of Species on 3CR Community Radio: https://www.3cr.org.au/freedomofspecies Please subscribe to 3CR! https://www.3cr.org.au/news/become-member-subscribe-now For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories...
Topics: dogs, companion animals, pets, animals, speciesism
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Feb 8, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We’re joined by politics professor Jason Brownlee who discusses the Bernie Sanders campaign for President, the Democratic primaries and the 2020 US election. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2020/02/08/239/
Topics: Bernie Sanders, Jason Brownlee, working class, neoliberalism, US election, socialism, social...
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Jan 31, 2020 Betty Melon
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This talk was recorded at the Liberated Futures 2019 conference in Melbourne, organised by Collectively Free Kulin Nations and The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania).   You can listen to audio of other talks from this conference  here . You can watch videos of the talks from this conference here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  Freedom of Species .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like Collectively Free Kulin Nations on Facebook and...
Topics: Liberated Futures, poem
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Jan 31, 2020 Harley McDonald-Eckersall
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This talk was recorded at the Liberated Futures 2019 conference in Melbourne, organised by Collectively Free Kulin Nations and The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania).   You can listen to audio of other talks from this conference  here . You can watch videos of the talks from this conference here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  Freedom of Species .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like Collectively Free Kulin Nations on Facebook and...
Topics: Liberated Futures, trauma, mental health, Harley McDonald-Eckersall
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This talk was recorded at the Liberated Futures 2019 conference in Melbourne, organised by Collectively Free Kulin Nations and The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania).   You can listen to audio of other talks from this conference  here . You can watch videos of the talks from this conference here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  Freedom of Species .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like Collectively Free Kulin Nations on Facebook and...
Topics: Liberated Futures, poetry, animals, language
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Jan 27, 2020 Harley McDonald-Eckersall, Elle Cartmill, Betty Melon, Jess Ison, Cressida Wilson
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This talk was recorded at the Liberated Futures 2019 conference in Melbourne, organised by Collectively Free Kulin Nations and The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania).   You can listen to audio of other talks from this conference  here . You can watch videos of the talks from this conference here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  Freedom of Species .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like Collectively Free Kulin Nations on Facebook and...
Topics: Liberated Futures, animal activism, intersectionality, social justice, social movements
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Jan 26, 2020 Melanie Andrews
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This talk was recorded at the Liberated Futures 2019 conference in Melbourne, organised by Collectively Free Kulin Nations and The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania).   You can listen to audio of other talks from this conference  here . You can watch videos of the talks from this conference here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  Freedom of Species .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like Collectively Free Kulin Nations on Facebook and...
Topics: Liberated Futures, behaviour change, activism, animal activism, strategy
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This talk was recorded at the Liberated Futures 2019 conference in Melbourne, organised by Collectively Free Kulin Nations and The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania).   You can listen to audio of other talks from this conference  here . You can watch videos of the talks from this conference here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  Freedom of Species .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like Collectively Free Kulin Nations on Facebook and...
Topics: veganism, Youtube, feminism, animal activism, intersectionality, Liberated Futures
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Jan 26, 2020 Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance - WAR
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This audio features speeches from the  Melbourne Invasion Day 2020 #AbolishAustraliaDay . Specifically, it is the speeches from the middle of the rally, recorded at the corners of Bourke and Swanston Streets. Speeches covered Aboriginal deaths in custody, the removal of Aboriginal children from their parents, and much more. For more audio from this rally, including all of the opening speeches, check out the Invasion Day coverage on 3CR Community Radio . Intro and closing music: Bart Willoughby...
Topics: Invasion Day, Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal deaths in custody, police
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Jan 23, 2020 Dilan Fernando
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This talk was recorded at the Liberated Futures 2019 conference in Melbourne, organised by Collectively Free Kulin Nations and The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania).   You can listen to audio of other talks from this conference  here . You can watch videos of the talks from this conference here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  Freedom of Species .    In order to be notified about future conferences, like Collectively Free Kulin Nations on Facebook and...
Topics: Liberated Futures, Animal Rebellion, climate change, environment, animal agriculture, animal...
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Jan 13, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On this show we respond to common criticisms of the Left, covering woke culture, virtue signalling and cancel culture. We also have some additional discussion on the Australian bushfires and climate change, which we covered on our last episode. This show is a Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour Summer Special on 3CR Community Radio: https://www.3cr.org.au/ For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Left, woke culture, virtue signalling, cancel culture, call out culture, Australian bushfires,...
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Jan 11, 2020 Uni Students for Climate Justice
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This is audio of the speeches from the PROTEST: Sack Scomo - Fund the Firies - Climate Action Now (VIC) by Uni Students for Climate Justice . Introductory music: Bart Willoughby  ‘ We Have Survived ‘. More information about the event, from the Facebook event page : Out of control emergency bushfires are sweeping across the state - destroying thousands of hectares, houses, and lives. These fires, heatwaves, and droughts are not just unprecedented - they're the direct result of decades of...
Topics: Australian bushfires, climate change, Scott Morrison, climate emergency, climate action, Melbourne,...
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Jan 6, 2020 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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This episode covers the fires all around Australia and the political and media response. This show is a Social Justice Warrior Happy Hour Summer Special on 3CR Community Radio: https://www.3cr.org.au/ Check out Nick’s article on media reporting on climate change: https://newmatilda.com/2019/12/13/insiders-outsiders-media-and-climate-change-and-repeating-without-question/ For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: climate change, climate emergency, bushfires, Australia, Scott Morrison, media, auspol
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Dec 5, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On this show we’re joined by Sally Goldner , host of Out of the Pan on 3CR radio and educator on rainbow issues, to challenge the transphobia of the newly formed LGB Alliance in the UK. Listen in to Out of the Pan: https://www.3cr.org.au/outofthepan Go along to Sally’s Midsumma Festival show One Pan Cooking: https://www.midsumma.org.au/whats-on/events/one-pan-cooking/ You can also read Nick’s article Don’t shoot the messenger, Environmentalism and hypocrisy:...
Topics: Sally Goldner, LGB Alliance, transgender, transphobia, bisexuality, biphobia, intersex
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Oct 29, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Katie happened to be at the same Convention Centre as the IMARC (International Mining and Resources Conference) conference as she was at a union health and safety event. She gives a first hand account of the Blockade IMARC actions protesting those attending the conference and profiting from the destruction of the environment. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/10/29/235/
Topics: IMARC, Blockade IMARC, climate change, activism
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Oct 28, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On this show we give our take on Universal Basic Income (UBI), which is where every citizen gets a sum of money from the government. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/10/28/234/
Topics: UBI, Universal Basic Income, basic income, welfare, capitalism, class
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Oct 4, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We discuss the Global Climate Strike and economic growth as a barrier to meaningful action on climate change. Book recommendation: Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/10/04/233/
Topics: Climate Strike, economic growth, capitalism, climate change
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Sep 13, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We discuss our experiences with Centrelink (Australia’s social security agency) and shifts towards a gig economy. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/09/13/232/
Topics: Centrelink, auspol, gig economy, UBI, social security, welfare
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Aug 2, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We discuss the TV shows The Society, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The Bold Type, plus some politics stuff. Auspol. Media coverage of Palestine and Israel. Representation in the media. Please spread the word about our show, for example by sharing our episodes on Facebook and Twitter, so they reach more people. Our most recent episode is always our pinned post at the top. Thanks! For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: The Society, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Bold Type, auspol, media, pop culture, representation,...
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Jul 21, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We discuss the powerful documentary The Final Quarter which covers the racism that AFL footballer Adam Goodes received at the end of his career. You can watch this documentary here: https://10play.com.au/the-final-quarter Parallels between Trump’s racist go back to where you came from tweets and the abuse of Adam Goodes. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/07/21/230/
Topics: The Final Quarter, Adam Goodes, AFL, racism, football, documentary
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Jul 17, 2019 Dilan Fernando, Mary Merkenich and Kristin Leigh
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Dilan Fernando, Mary Merkenich and Kristin Leigh discuss the role of capitalism in the exploitation of animals. Further information about the event, from the Facebook event page : Under Capitalism today the suffering of animals is epidemic, from mass extinctions, giant factory farms run entirely for profit without regard for suffering, unnecessary animal testing and experiments alongside the destruction and pollution of habitat and continued inhumane use of animal products to produce clothing....
Topics: capitalism, animal liberation, animals, veganism
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May 26, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We commiserate about the election result and bring you speeches and music from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne. A speech from Violet and music from Steven and Mark, from the Climate Emergency Rally. You can listen to our full recording of the event here: https://archive.org/details/ExtinctionRebellion Animal agriculture and the climate emergency. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: climate strike, Extinction Rebellion, climate change, climate action, auspol, election, 2019...
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May 24, 2019 Extinction Rebellion
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This is audio of all of the speeches, poems and music from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne , or at least all of the ones we made it in time to catch! This is a recording of most of the event but we'll release an edited collection of speeches/music etc as an episode of Progressive Podcast Australia soon. More information about the event is below, from the Facebook event page :  Organised independently by Extinction Rebellion Victoria in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike...
Topics: climate strike, Extinction Rebellion, climate change, climate action, election
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May 11, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We are joined by Nick’s cousin Emil Raji and we discuss the upcoming Australian federal election and how we will be voting. The Left shift within the Labor party. The Centrist-shift by the Greens. The declining popularity of neoliberalism. Scandals. The biggest lies of the election. Nick’s changing views on the Animal Justice Party. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, plus how we are voting, go to:...
Topics: auspol, election, 2019 federal election, politics, Labor party, Greens, Animal Justice Party
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May 6, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Harley McDonald-Eckersall and Dilan Fernando discuss what you can do to help Palestine, based on conversations they had with Palestinian people on their recent visit to their country. This episode is a continuation of the discussion with Dilan and Harley on Palestine from last episode, which you can listen to here: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/04/29/226/ Recent bombings in Palestine. The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and veganism as political consumer boycotts....
Topics: Palestine, BDS movement, Hamas, Harley McDonald-Eckersall, Dilan Fernando, Venezuela, veganism
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Apr 29, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Dilan Fernando and Harley McDonald-Eckersall discuss their recent trip to Palestine where they spoke with local activists about life under Occupation and the history of Palestine. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/04/29/226/
Topics: Palestine, Occupation, Israel, Dilan Fernando, Harley McDonald-Eckersall, history, religion
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Apr 14, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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This episode features Harley McDonald-Eckersall and Dilan Fernando who were a part of the recent Dominion Animal Liberation disruption that occurred in Melbourne. There were also other actions around Australia. They discuss this action and the importance of disruption as a tactic in the animal liberation movement and beyond. You can read an article from Harley and Dilan defending this action against criticism, published on our blog:...
Topics: animal liberation, direct action, disruption, activist tactics, Harley McDonald-Eckersall, Dilan...
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Mar 30, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We’re joined by Federico Fuentes, a writer for Green Left Weekly, who gives a first-hand account of the current situation in Venezuela. You can listen to Federico’s talk from the Eyewitness Report back from Venezuela event here: https://archive.org/details/FedericoVenezuela For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/03/30/224/
Topics: Venezuela, Federico Fuentes, communes, Chavista movement
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Mar 30, 2019 Federico Fuentes
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Talk from the event ' Eyewitness Report back from Venezuela '. You can also hear Federico Fuentes discuss Venezuela on episode 224 of Progressive Podcast Australia . Follow Federico on Twitter  @FredFuentesGLW and read his articles at greenleft.org.au
Topics: Venezuela, solidarity, Nicolás Maduro, communes, Federico Fuentes
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Mar 28, 2019 Nick Pendergrast
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PowerPoint slides for the talk available here . Revolution and Reform in Social Movements Nick Pendergrast This workshop will cover different factions within a wide range of social movements. I will define anti-systemic (revolutionary) and integrationist (reformist) aspects of social movements, based on the work of sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein. I will also explore non-hegemonic elements within movements, which focus on creating alternative societies outside of existing power structures. In...
Topics: social movements, social change, sociology, revolution, reform, animal activism, Aboriginal activism
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Mar 22, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on current US meddling in Venezuela and whether or not direct military intervention by the US is likely, in the context of US foreign policy historically. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/03/22/223/
Topics: Jason Brownlee, Venezuela, US foreign policy, US imperialism
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Mar 17, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We discuss the white supremacist terrorist attack in Christchurch in Aotearoa (New Zealand) including playing an interview with author, lawyer and human rights activist Qasim Rashid from Democracy Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3eaVaN5q2c&fbclid=IwAR0hcUbh50CNQ4fvKB9deA-lOX0xckMGk3TbuIjVizeGQp52NrvjFE243eg The importance of challenging Islamophobia and racism all along the spectrum of discrimination and violence, and not only at the most extreme and horrific end. This concept is from...
Topics: terrorism, Islamophobia, racism, Christchurch, New Zealand, discrimination, Qasim Rashid
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Feb 11, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On this episode we discuss the recommendations that came out of the Banking Royal Commission. A challenge to the government’s “Robo-Debt” where they try and get money out of people receiving welfare benefits without sufficient evidence. Nick’s article recapping the Invasion Day protest in Narrm (Melbourne): https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/invasionday/ For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Banking Royal Commission, banks, capitalism, Liberal party, Malcolm Turnbull, robo-debt, Invasion...
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Jan 10, 2019 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Historian, activist and actor Gary Foley discusses Aboriginal resistance on Invasion Day and beyond. This talk is from last year’s Invasion Day event in Melbourne. Get along to an Invasion Day/Survival Day event in your city! The Melbourne event is Saturday, 26 January 2019 from 10:30 to 13:00 at the Parliament of Victoria. Anonymous on nationalism, class and capitalism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Invasion Day, Gary Foley, nationalism, Aboriginal resistance, social movements, history
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Jan 9, 2019 Nick Pendergrast
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You can view the PowerPoint for this talk here . Abstract below: From Nationalism to Intersectionality in Animal Advocacy By Nick Pendergrast   The infamous 2011 Four Corners exposé on animal slaughter in Indonesia explicitly stated that these were Australian animals thirty-one times. This is a reflection of the nationalistic and even racist narrative that has played out in media coverage of live animal export and the campaign against it. There is a concern for animals but within a framework...
Topics: nationalism, intersectionality, animal activism, live export, PETA
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Dec 14, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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The live export industry has announced its own three month ban on the sheep trade to the Middle East. The episode features the talk An Anarchist Analysis of the Campaign Against Live Animal Export by Jess Ison and Nick, where we critique the campaign based on anarchist, anti-racist and animal liberation perspectives. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/12/14/219/
Topics: live export, anarchism, animal welfare, Lyn White, mental health, animal liberation, animal...
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This talk is from the Sociology and Animals session at the ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance’ conference by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).   You can hear an overview of the Sociology and Animals session of this conference on the radio show Freedom of Species .   For more information about the Sociology and Animals group within TASA, follow @tasaanimals on Twitter, like ‘ TASA Sociology & Animals Thematic Group ’ on Facebook and see the following site:...
Topics: TASA 2018, interspecies families, family violence, homelessness, companion animals, social workers
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Dec 4, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Launch Housing CEO Bevan Warner on the housing first approach to addressing homelessness. Kelly from the Roominations homelessness show on 3CR on the importance of public housing. Nick’s ABC interview on dogs being considered property under the law. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/12/04/218/
Topics: housing first, homelessness, Launch Housing, Bevan Warner, Kelly, dogs, animal law
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Dec 3, 2018 Nick Pendergrast
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Interview by Melanie Tait on ‘Evenings’ – ABC Radio Tasmania: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/   Based on Nick’s article ‘The perils of pet ownership: your dog isn't a 'fur baby', it's your property’: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-18/pet-ownership-your-dog-is-property-not-a-fur-baby/9414096   To see more of Nick’s publications, visit: https://theconversation.com/profiles/nick-pendergrast-5089   Melanie Tait: https://twitter.com/MelanieTait
Topics: dogs, pets, companion animals, animal law, Nick Pendergrast, Melanie Tait
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here .   This talk is from the Sociology and Animals session at the ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance’ conference by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).   For more information about the Sociology and Animals group within TASA, follow @tasaanimals on Twitter, like ‘ TASA Sociology & Animals Thematic Group ’ on Facebook and see the following site: https://tasa.org.au/sociology-and-animals/   This talk is based on...
Topics: TASA 2018, animal welfare, ethical consumption, humanewashing, sociology, marketing, animal rights,...
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here . This talk is from the Sociology and Animals session at the ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance’ conference by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).   For more information about the Sociology and Animals group within TASA, follow @tasaanimals on Twitter, like ‘ TASA Sociology & Animals Thematic Group ’ on Facebook and see the following site: https://tasa.org.au/sociology-and-animals/   You can follow Zoei on...
Topics: TASA 2018, pets, companion animals, animal liberation, animal resistance, human/non-human...
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Nov 14, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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This episode features Dr Joe Toscano on the vigil for public housing, which is running 24 hours a day on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne (corner Bourke St and Spring St) from the 14th of November until the Victorian election on the 24th of November. Come by when you can if you’re in Melbourne! Facebook event page for the vigil: https://www.facebook.com/events/484403022044301/ For links to find out more information about this vigil, go to:...
Topics: Joe Toscano, public housing, Victorian election
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Nov 1, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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This episode features Anne-lise Ah-fat on her work with Undercurrent doing transformative justice in the community, as an alternative to police and prisons. Creative anti-fascist and animal activism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/11/01/216/
Topics: Anne-lise Af-fat, Undercurrent, transformative justice, Community As Activism, Me Too, prison...
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Oct 11, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We cover the recent protests against horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House, including one where Charles Firth from the Chaser projected the phone number of Alan Jones, who was advocating for the advertising, on the Opera House. The Trump Tapes. The Labor party introducing neoliberalism to Australia. Kesha’s live show in Melbourne. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Opera House, Charles Firth, Chaser, Alan Jones, protest, direct action, Donald Trump,...
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Oct 1, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We discuss our experiences of being in the audience for the taping of two Shaun Micallef shows. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/10/01/214/
Topics: media, Shaun Micallef, Mad As Hell, television, quiz/panel shows
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Sep 22, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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Katie is back for this episode and we discuss the Netflix show Dear White People, as well as ethical sneakers and travel. We also bring you some of the talks from the Community as Activism event that we discussed on episode 211, including Leah Avene on privilege, Beth Allan on challenging sexism in animal advocacy and Quinn Eades on imaging the future we want to create. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Dear White People, ethical consumption, travel, Community As Activism, privilege, sexism, utopias,...
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Sep 17, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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On this episode we are joined by Sally Goldner, host of Out of the Pan radio show, to discuss queer issues and the queer movement post same sex marriage in Australia. Trans representation in movies, Scarlett Johansen playing a transgender character. The queerphobia of Scott Morrison, the new Prime Minister of Australia. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/09/17/212/
Topics: Sally Goldner, same-sex marriage, transphobia, biphobia, queer, Scarlett Johansen, Scott Morrison
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Aug 17, 2018 Jess Ison, Nick Pendergrast and Lara Drew
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About the talk:   This workshop features three scholar-activists from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) who will give some anarchist critiques of the campaign against live export and explore some possibilities for more anarchist-oriented animal advocacy. Despite live export dominating discussions about animals in Australia, there are a number of problems with this campaign, including its state-centric nature, the nationalistic and even racist messages within it, and its...
Topics: live export, anarchism, animal welfare, Lyn White, mental health, animal liberation, animal...
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Aug 16, 2018 Harley McDonald-Eckersall, Leah Avene and Quinn Eades
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This panel discussion features Harley McDonald-Eckersall - activist with  Young Voices for Animals  + Leah Avene - a Tuvaluan mother, musician, broadcaster and educator whose work focuses on personal, relational and collective decolonising +  Quinn Eades  - poet, activist and academic. The session is facilitated by Lara Drew who has a PhD in adult education, writes for the page  Veganarchy  and is an animal liberation activist.   It was recorded at the 2018 event ' Community As Activism...
Topics: Community As Activism, community, activism, building community, privilege
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Aug 14, 2018 Jess Ison, Beth Allan and Anne-lise Ah-fat
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This session features  Jess Ison - PhD candidate researching queer and animal issues, as well as an activist with the  Coalition Against Duck Shooting   +   Beth Allan AKA Betty Melon - a pro-intersectional animal rights activist and agricultural science student + Anne-lise Ah-fat - a community organiser, mother of two, facilitator and educator who is passionate about transformative justice and prison abolition . It was recorded at the 2018 event ' Community As Activism ' by the Institute...
Topics: Community As Activism, Me Too, Transformative Justice, prison abolition, animal activism, sexism
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Aug 9, 2018 Takiaya Reed, Nick Pendergrast and Naty Guerrero-Diaz
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You can view the PowerPoint for Nick's section of the talk, with links to all of the sources referred to here . This session features Takiaya Reed from the heavy neoclassical decolonial doom band  Divide and Dissolve  + Naty Guerrero-Diaz - co-founder of a vegan intersectional feminist animal sanctuary called  Big Sky Sanctuary Inc.  + Nick Pendergrast - sociologist and host of  Progressive Podcast Australia  and  Freedom of Species  radio show. It was recorded at the 2018 event '...
Topics: Community As Activism, intersectionality, animal activism, activism
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Jul 31, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We are joined by Jess Ison from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania. What ICAS is all about. Importance of community for activists. Call in versus call out culture. The upcoming workshop based discussion forum in Melbourne: Community as Activism: Building Community within the Animal Liberation Movement and Beyond. Saturday 4 August, 1 to 5pm at Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands. The event is free but registration through the following link is essential...
Topics: Jess Ison, community, call out culture, ICAS, Community As Activism
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This episode features a talk from activist Sam Castro on challenging sexism within progressive movements and creating system change. This talk was recorded at the Students of Sustainability conference. Adam Cardilini on the environmental impact of animal agriculture. Upcoming ICAS seminar Community As Activism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/07/13/210/
Topics: Me Too, SoS2018, Sam Castro, feminism, sexism, environment
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*Content warning for discussion of sexual assault, sexual harassment and gendered violence. This talk was recorded at the 2018 Students of Sustainability conference in Melbourne. Sam Castro is an activist with Friends of the Earth and Whistleblowers Activists + Citizens Alliance (WACA) . Talk recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia .
Topics: SoS2018, MeToo, Sam Castro, feminism, sexism, gender, progressive movements, environmental movements
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Jul 9, 2018 Adam Cardilini and Nick Pendergrast
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PowerPoint for Adam's section of the talk (the first part) is available to view online here . Wild mammals make up 4% of the biomass of global mammal populations, while humans make up 36% and farmed mammals make up 60%. Similarly, farmed chickens make up 70% of the biomass of global bird populations. To sustain these huge farmed animal populations we use vasts amounts of land, resources and produce significant amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. O ur use of non-human animals is significantly...
Topics: animal liberation, SoS2018, environmental veganism, veganism, climate change, environment
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Jul 4, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We are joined by Mark Allen who discusses his holistic approach to activism that he has developed through being active in a range of social movements for many years. This approach provides some ideas about how we can reduce conflict among activists, create campaigns that are long lasting, reach out and connect with people who have different values to that of our own and work towards a meaningful shift in paradigm. Overcoming cognitive dissonance and changing minds. Connecting with people with...
Topics: Mark Allen, holistic activism, activism, effective activism, activist burnout, sustainable...
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Jun 22, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We are joined by activist and academic Jess Ison who discusses her research challenging the use of prisons and other punitive measures as a way to counter animal abuse. The problems with focusing on individual acts of animal cruelty, while ignoring more institutionalised cruelty on a much bigger scale. Prisons and marginalised groups. Links between animal abuse registries and sex offender registries. Ending gendered violence without prisons. Upcoming Critical Animal Studies forum in Melbourne...
Topics: prisons, animals, prison abolition, animal cruelty, queer, gendered violence
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On this episode we give practical advice on living car free. Some recent stories from Media Watch. Grattan Institute report on housing affordability, higher density housing and population. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/05/23/207/
Topics: transport, car-free, sustainable transport, Grattan Institute, housing affordability, high-rise...
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Apr 26, 2018 ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
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We’re joined by Sarah who witnessed the Nice attack in France as well as the increased Islamophobia in the aftermath. French politics. The Burquini ban in France. French attitudes towards Muslims and immigration. Parallels with similar issues in Australia. For more information on the episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/04/26/206/
Topics: Sarah, Nice attack, Islamophobia, terrorism, immigration